Showing posts with label New England Sports Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New England Sports Network. Show all posts

Friday, February 07, 2014

UND Hockey: Breaking down the Numbers

Here’s something that sticks out for me. From November 15, 2013, UND has a 10-4-2 record. During the 16 games UND averaged 2.81 goals per game. Also, UND gave up 2.56 goals against per game. Breaking it down further, during the last 11 games, UND compiled a (9-1-1) record. During that time, UND scored an average of 2.90 goals per game and gave up 2.00 goals against per game.

Power penalty-kill struggles  

Here’s something that I would be concerned about. Going into the first series against the Mavericks, UND had killed 32-of-33 penalties. That was tops in the nation. Since that time, UND’s penalty-kill has struggled and ranks 52nd nationally going percent (65-for-86) at 75.6 percent. During those 17 games, UND has allowed two or more power-play goals in seven- of-17 games. During those 17 games, UND has a 11-4-2 record. (UNDSID)

Power-play not much better

UND’s power play has also struggled in recent weeks, having gone 3 for 28 (10.7%) over the last seven games. UND has been held without a power-play goal in four of its last five games. One exception, on January 24, 2014, against DU, UND went 2-for-4. (UND SID)


2.79 (5th)..................................Goals For............................ 3.21 (2nd)

2.71 (3rd)............................. Goals Against.......................3.38 (t-7th)

+0.08 (6th).........................Scoring Margin..................... -0.17 (7th)

18.3% (5th)............................ Power Play..........................19.2% (4th)

81.5% (5th)............................Penalty Kill......................... 76.0% (8th)

14.5 (5th)...........................Penalty Minutes.....................15.0 (3rd)

Record during 17-game special teams skid

Nov. 10 at Nebraska Omaha* W, 3-2 (1-0-0)
Nov. 15 #20 Minnesota Duluth* (Midco SN) W, 4-2 (2-0-0)
Nov. 16 #20 Minnesota Duluth* (Midco SN) L, 6-3 (2-1-0)
Nov. 22 at Boston University (NBCSN) L, 3-1 (2-2-0)
Nov. 23 at Boston University (NESN) (ot) T, 3-3 (2-2-1)
Nov. 29 St. Lawrence # (Midco SN) L, 5-2 (2-3-0)
Nov. 30 St. Lawrence # (Midco SN) W, 3-2 (3-3-1)
Dec. 6 at Western Michigan* (CBSSN) W, 3-2 (4-3-1)
Dec. 7 at Western Michigan* W, 3-2 (5-3-1)
Dec. 13 Northern Michigan (Midco SN) W, 3-2 (6-3-1)
Dec. 14 Northern Michigan (Midco SN) W, 3-1 (7-3-1)
Jan. 10 Colorado College* (CBSSN) W, 5-3 (8-3-1)
Jan. 11 Colorado College* (Midco SN) W, 3-2 (9-3-1)
Jan. 17 at Bemidji State (LPTV) (ot) T, 1-1 (9-3-2)
Jan. 18 Bemidji State (Midco SN) W, 4-2 (10-3-2)
Jan. 24 at #16 Denver* (CBSSN) W, 4-2 (11-3-2)
Jan. 25 at #16 Denver* (Root Sports RM) L, 3-0 (11-4-2)
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Friday, August 30, 2013

EDIT: College Hockey: More Outdoor Games added to Burgeoning list of Outdoor Games

Wow! If we didn't have enough outdoor games already, we now have more games to add to a growing list of outdoor hockey games. The NHL already has six games and now we can add these additional five games. That means if your mathematically challenged, that's at least 11 outdoor hockey games this season.

Here's the break down... So, if my math is right, we have the Frozen Fenway series, game one is Merrimack vs. Providence (4:00 p.m.) and game two is Notre Dame vs. Boston College (7:30 p,m.) both game will be on Saturday, January 4, 2014. The following weekend, we have game three, UMass-Lowell vs. Northeastern (3:00 p.m.) and game four will be the classic match-up between Maine and Boston University (6:30 p.m.).

There is some good news, all four of the Frozen Fenway games will be seen on NESN. That means, if you have the DirecTV sports pack you will be able to watch the games. Add the Gophers vs. Ohio State during the weekend of January 17, 2014.

EDIT: s/t to cberkas for bringing this up. We can add these five outdoor games that I originally mentioned, to the four games from the Great Lakes Invitational that will take place on December 27-28, 2013. Lastly, there is also an outdoor game between RIT and Niagara on December 14. So this means there's going to be nine college outdoor games. There will actually be 10 if you count the woman's game between RIT and Clarkson. Using our addition skills, that brings the total to six NHL outdoor games, plus 10 college hockey outdoor games, and then you can also add the AHL outdoor game between Rochester Americans and Lake Erie Monsters. That means were going to have "at least" 17 outdoor hockey games this season.

So there you have it, an additional outdoor games. Yay! Can you say over saturation? Seriously? My question is, how much is too much. I wonder if we have reached that threshold?

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

This weekend’s NCAA Division one television schedule (3/15 – 3/17)

2004-2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here is this weekend’s National College Hockey television schedule. There is a full slate of college hockey on television again this weekend.
Check your television guide for times in your local area. As with any schedule, channels will change and have in the past. There may also be games on in your local area that may not be on nationally.
Even with the NHL ending it’s lockout and making it back to our television dials, there has is still been a lot of watchable college hockey on television.
This weekend, there will not be any college hockey games that will be available on television in Canada.
Also, the Hockey East Quarter Final game on Sunday, March 17, 2013, is showing up in the queue as TBD at this time.
Fri.Mar. 15Vermont vs. Boston CollegeNBC Sports Net.6:00 p.m.603 / 159
Fri.May 15Bemidji State vs. MinnesotaFSN7:00 p.m.668/436
Fri.Mar 15Michigan Tech vs. UNDFCS/Midco7:37pmlocal listings
Fri.Mar. 15Michigan vs. Western MichiganFS Detroit7 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Mar. 15Michigan Tech vs. UNDFCS/Midco7:07pm628
Sat.Mar. 16New Hampshire vs. ProvidenceNESN3:00 p.m.628 / 434
Sun.Mar. 17Hockey East QuarterfinalNESN3:30 p.m.628 / 434
*NESN = New England Sports Network, FCS = Fox College Sports, FSN+ = Fox Sports North-Plus, NBCSN = NBC Sports Network, DirecTV requires the “Sports Pack” to view the Regional sports Networks.All times are Central Standard Time.

Cross-posted at the Hockey Writers Combine...
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Boston Bruins game winning goal scored by Patrice Bergeron.

NESN announcer Jack Edwards with the call on Boston Bruins game winning goal, scored by Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron. That's the fourth goal of the year for Bergeron. There was no doubt that it was a goal... Boston Bruins Haters the world over are probably happy it wasn't the Little Ball of Hate that scored the game winning goal for the Bruins.
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Friday, February 01, 2013

This weekend's NCAA Division one television schedule

This hockey season, with this absence of the NHL I have focused on the game of college hockey while the NHL and the NHLPA decided to act like a bunch of children, and hence, the two sided ended up causing the cancelation of 40% of the NHL Hockey season.  Now that the NHL is back up, and running, I would urge fans to continue watching the Division I college hockey.

This season, I have tried keeping up with the ever changing NCAA Division I hockey schedule, and for the most part it’s been difficult because the national college hockey television schedule is very fluid, they continually add games, and obviously delete games. So, I have decided to do it more by a week-to-week basis.

Programing note, for UND hockey fans that are looking for tonight’s game to show up on their DirecTV lineup, there is one change, DirecTV is not picking up Friday’s game between the Wisconsin Badgers. This was announced by the UND Sports Information Director Jayson Hajdu.

If you watch the NHL during the week, you will see numerous former college hockey fans lighting up NHL goalies all over the NHL.

On Wednesday  30, 2013, there was a game between the Minnesota Wild and St Louis Blues and it  looked like all WCHA reunion as there were nine former players from North Dakota (2X), Wisconsin (4X), Minnesota State,  Saint Cloud State, Colorado College. What I didn’t mention is the other schools that were represented in that game as well.

Last night, former Minnesota Gopher Thomas Vanek torched Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask for three goals and lead the Buffalo Sabres to a 7-4 victory over the Boston Bruins. Vanek is currently leading the NHL in points with 15. Former Wisconsin Badgers forward Joel Pavelski is sitting in fourth place with 12 points.

In the offseason, The Minnesota Wild signed former Fighting Sioux All-American Zach Parise, the Wild are seeing instance results from Parise, who’s currently leading the Minnesota Wild in scoring with (5g-4a—9pts).

In Toronto last night, former Fighting Sioux forward Matt Frattin scored the game winning goal for the Toronto Maples Leafs as they beat the Washington Capitals 3-2. Frattin is currently third in the NHL with 2 game winning goals.

I think that it’s safe to say, that the future of the NHL is on stage every Friday and Saturday on a television channel near you.

So, if you don’t have the NHL package or you’re one of those fans that have refused to spend the $50.00-$60.00 to get this package, you have options, especially if you have DirecTV.

*NESN = New England Sports Network. FCS= Fox College Sports. NBCSN = NBC Sports Network. DirecTV requires the “Sports Pack” to view the Regional sports Networks.

Fri.Feb. 1Michigan State at MichiganBTN6:35 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Feb. 1UMass Lowell at MerrimackNESN7:00 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Feb. 1Dartmouth at UnionNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.603 / 159
Sat.Feb. 2Michigan vs. Michigan State (JLA)FS Detroit3:00 p.m.663 / 430
Sat.Feb. 2University of Wisconsin at UNDFCS/Midco7:07pm626

Cross Posted at The Hockey Writers - Combine...
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Monday, January 07, 2013

Updated National College Hockey Television Schedule

Here is the updated National College Hockey television schedule for the next two weekends.  With the NHL lockout being over – NHL hockey will once again be on the television. Some hockey fans will chose not to watch the NHL; once the games are “finally” back on television again.
Keeping with the theme, that hockey fans have options, you can see that there are quite a few college hockey games, this week starting on Tuesday night, there are two high profile games.   Check your local cable listing, if you have DirecTV, you will need to have a package that includes the sports package.
On this schedule all time are Central Standard Time.
Tue.Jan. 8Bowling Green at MichiganBTN6:30 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Tue.Jan. 8Notre Dame at MinnesotaFS North +7:00 p.m.657
Wed.Jan. 9Harvard at BUNBC Sports Net.6:00 p.m.220 / 159
Fri.Jan. 11Colorado College at UNDFCS/Midco7:37 p.m.TBD
Fri.Jan. 11New Hampshire at Boston CollegeNESN6:00 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Jan. 11Union at PrincetonNBC Sports Net.6:00 p.m.220 / 159
Fri.Jan. 11Alaska Anchorage at MinnesotaBTN7:00 p.m.610 / 439 (C)
Fri.Jan. 11Nebraska-Omaha at DenverNBC Sports Net.8:37 p.m.220 / 159
Sat.Jan. 12Army at Air ForceCBS Sports Net.6:00 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Sat.Jan. 12Colorado College at UNDFCS/Midco7:07 p.m.TBD
Sat.Jan. 12Alaska at MichiganFS Detroit +6:30 p.m.664 / TBD
Sat.Jan. 12Alaska Anchorage at MinnesotaFS North7:07 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 12Nebraska-Omaha at DenverROOT Sports8:00 p.m.683 / 414
Fri.Jan. 18Northeastern at Boston UniversityNESN6:00 p.m.628 / 434
Fri.Jan. 18Miami at WisconsinBTN7:00 p.m.610/  439
Fri.Jan. 18Harvard at YaleNBC Sports Net.7:30 p.m.220 / 159
Fri.Jan. 18Ferris State at Michigan StateFS Detroit6:00 p.m.663 / 430
Fri.Jan. 18North Dakota at MinnesotaFS North7:00 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 19North Dakota at MinnesotaFS North5:00 p.m.668 / 436
Sat.Jan. 19Alaska at Notre DameCBS Sports Net6:05 p.m.613 / 158 (C)
Originally posted at the Hockey Writers - Combine